Bantam (15U)

BANTAM PROGRAM

Birth Years 2002, 2003 (
Ages 14 & 15 years old as of Dec 31, 2017)

In this division, the spring season is tiered into three levels:  A, AA and AAA.

The 'AAA' program is designed for the more advanced player, the "AA' program is for the more seasoned player while the 'A' program is designed for the new or less advanced player.  'A' schedule (April thru June) consists of about 15 games (depending upon number of teams) against home teams and other associations.

Both AA and AAA levels combine Spring and Summer as one season April thru August.  All home games are played on the lower big diamond at Nanaimo Park while we travel to the other association's parks for our away games.  AA and AAA levels travel further than A level.  Click HERE for Bantam AAA Website.

Lead offs are permitted and the balk rule is in play.  Pitch counts for pitchers will be according to BC Minor guidelines.  You can refer to them HERE

The base paths are set at 80 feet and the distance from home plate to the pitching rubber is set at 54 feet. The fences are set at a minimum of 245' in left and right field and 280' in centre field. A regulation game is 7 innings and may not be called earlier unless it is for a permitted reason.

Players must supply their own grey pants due to sizing issues and excessive wear and tear.  

Vancouver Minor may offer Bantam 'A' Summer Ball depending on interest and the number of players.

Bantam Fall Ball may also be offered starting in late August and ending in early October.  Please see our section on Summer and Fall Ball for more details. 




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